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Thursday, 17 November 1960

Mr SPEAKER - Order! The honorable gentleman is giving information. I must ask him to state his question.

Mr DALY - Has the Government granted monopolistic-

Mr SPEAKER - Order! The honorable gentleman will ask his question.

Mr DALY - I ask the PostmasterGeneral: Does this overseas company, Associated Television Limited, have larger shareholdings in three metropolitan television stations- ATN, QTQ and NWSthus giving it a dominating interest in eight Australian television stations? How does the Government justify the free and unfettered gift of such a network of Australian stations to a London company, when it has refused to grant any country licences to groups which include maximum shareholdings of 15 per cent, by metropolitan stations? Is it true that the largest-

Mr SPEAKER - Order! The honorable gentleman will resume his seat.

Mr Daly - I rise to a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In what way am I out of order?

Mr SPEAKER - I directed the honorable member to ask his question. He proceeded to give information and defied the Chair.

Mr Uren - Mr. Speaker, I move -

That the honorable member for Grayndler be heard.

Mr SPEAKER - The motion is out of order.

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